The Guardian headlines, 'John Terry fits Fabio Capello's bill to lead a side that plays with fearless spirit and big personality.' And ends up on its backside presumably....
But no, the days of self-deprecation and cynicism are behind us. There shall be no negativity as the British cycling team, I mean Team GB, sweeps all before it in Beijing.
If all our sporting teams are not a national joke, then what could possibly take their place? We don't watch sport to win. We watch it to complain.
Seriously, thrilled about the Olympics performance. Not convinced about Capello's England which for some inexplicable reason still contains David Beckham.